Dec 15, 2012 7:00pm EST
determine prospects for peace or war. in visiting thailand and the philippines in october, i was reminded of the economic vitality of southeast asia and the fact that that tend countries comprise an asean represent now the fourth largest export market of the united states. these countries are center stage. we must stand firm with our friends throughout asia and actively pursue prospects for free trade and open sea lanes and other policies that will strengthen american economic growth. more broadly, we face the specter of global resource constraints, especially efficiencies of energy and food that could stimulate conflict and deepen poverty. we have made startling gains in domestic energy production, but we remain highly vulnerable still to our dependency on oil, and perhaps equally important, even if we were able to produce more energy at home, we cannot isolate ourselves from energy shocks in the global economy. we have to cooperate with other nations in improving the global system of manufacturing and moving energy supplies. currently, a key to this is helping to assure the completion o
Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm EST
located in the philippines as a permanent cemetery restored, operated and maintained by the american battle monuments commission. as the american battle monuments commission currently operates and maintains other overseas veteran sem tears it's the most appropriate entity to having the important fantastic of honoring our fallen veterans who have been laid to rest at clark. title 2 of this legislation contains provisions that will enhance our ability to provide for the health care needs of our veterans. it includes a measure, which would direct v.a. in coordination with the department of defense to establish and maintain an open burn pit registry for veterans of iraq and afghanistan who may have been exposed to toxic kimcals and fumes by open burn pits during deployment. many veterans have returned home from combat in iraq and afghanistan with serious questions and grave concerns about the possible long-term health effects of burn pit exposure. it's my hope that by establishing this registry we can provide them the answers and assurances they seek to provide better ways to care for th
Dec 9, 2012 3:00am PST
and officials say the ship will shoot down any message to the philippines or japan. apparently all pray and no play, and turns out the ground zero mosque that was supposed to be a cultural center is now an empty space with no community programs and it gathered to prepare for services and the only activity and apparently last year the company conundrum edison threatened to evict them because of 1.7 million dollars in unpaid back rent. and a massachusetts man wants to save the hostess, well, save hostess and the twinky. donald sheraton sent a letter to the ceo, the bankruptcy judge and offering to buy the company. he explains he wants to buy the company for a long time, but didn't have the capital. >> and even though it's a long shot, the deadline to buy hostess is tomorrow. you don't have any money? just write a letter i'd like to buy it. >> clayton: the twinkie. >> mike: don't forget the ding-dong. >> clayton: or don't tread on the devil dog. in college football, winners of the heisman, last night a first in college's highest honor. >> the 2012 winner of the heisman memorial trophy is.
Dec 13, 2012 12:00pm EST
the first filipina judge, man or woman, to sit on the federal bench. so the great nation of the philippines, which contributes so many immigrants and then citizens to our country, can be very proud that miss schofield has risen to this high post once she's confirmed. in conclusion, i believe she'll make a terrific judge and i look forward to her nomination -- confirmation today. and with that, mr. president, i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? mr. cornyn: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from texas. mr. cornyn: mr. president, can you tell me how much time is remaining on this side? the presiding officer: 15 minutes. mr. cornyn: thank you. mr. president, it's become disturbingly clear that president obama doesn't mind whether or not we drive off the fiscal cliff. just last week, his own treasury secretary, secretary geithner, said the white house was -- quote -- "absolutely" prepared to go off the cliff unless republicans agree to raise marginal tax rates. in other words, during a period of high unemployment -- the highest since the great depression -- the president